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President Obama Understands Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj and her multiple performance personalities have come under fire recently for the “Pink Friday” rapper’s controversial lyrics in which she insist that she’s “voting for Mitt Romney.” Even President Barack Obama, who has spoken out on the matter, appears to be on Team Minaj for this debate, doubting that she did, in fact, mean to endorse the Republican presidential candidate.

“I’m not sure that is actually what happened,” Obama said yesterday in an interview with Orlando pop station Power 953, “ I think she had a song on there, a little rap that said that. But, she likes to play different characters. So I don’t know what’s going on there.”

Clearly thrilled to be understood by POTUS himself, Minaj took to Twitter to respond.  “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support* @barackobama,” she tweeted.

“Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United states took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question,” Minaj added.

Given his inviting Common to the White House and recently speaking via video at Jay-Z’s “Made in America” festival, hip hop seems to be an accepted genre in Obama’s iTunes playlist. Still, the commander-in-chief also revealed in the interview that his young daughters “don’t really listen to Nicki Minaj that much, but let’s face it they are not hipper than me.”

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